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Cause Of Vagina Odor
May be an infection: A normal vagina has certain bacteria that must remain in balance to keep the area clean and healthy. Things like harsh cleansers, sexual intercourse and infections can offset this balance. An odor associated with itching, burning or unusual discharge can mean you have a bacterial infection. Such an infection needs to be diagnosed by your doctor and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
WHAT WOULD CAUSE A FISHY VAGINA ODOR?BEEN ON METROINIDAZOLE VAGINA GEL FOR 7 DAYS FOR BV WITH NO IMPROVEMENT.ALSO HAVE PELVIC AND LOWER BACK PAIN.
More serious: This may be more serious than just a vaginal infection. Please see your doctor as you may need hospital treatment and more or different antibiotics ...Read more
Vaginal odor varies: Vag odor may vary with activity or even with diet. Citrus fruits may cause sweet smell or taste. Normal vag odor may be "musky".A fishy odor suggests a bacterial vaginosis. A foul odor may suggest the std trichomonas.Use of lubricants or birth control options can change the odor.Yeast infections may smell like bread, and often have a thick white discharge.The presence of blood changes the odor. ...Read more
Unsure: The vagina contains many different bacteria and even some yeast - all of which keeps the vagina healthy and in balance. When that balance is disturbed you can have an overgrowth of one or more of the bacteria or of the yeast, causing increased discharge, odor, itch, etc. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
The past week have been having light noticeable odor to vagina, no discharge. What could cause this?
Vaginosis: There are many minor vaginal infections possible, and many are noticed by an odor especially after intercourse. A culture of the vagina can tell your provider how to treat this condition. A "new" sexual contact may have resulted in this condition, as many transmittable infections are without symptoms in a male. ...Read more
Can HPV cause a bad smelling odor in the vagina? If not what else could be contributing to bad smells?
I have a white discharge from uretha and vagina. it does not have an odor and its not itchy. it occasional. what is the cause?
Discharge: You need to see your doctor for thorough gynecological exam and cultures ...Read more